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University of Rochester Medical Center celebrates pride and the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

The University of Rochester Medical Center hosted a pride event on Monday to recognize the 52 years that have passed since the Stonewall Riots.

The event was aimed at promoting inclusivity and pronouns badges were made available all over campus.

Clinical director of transgender patient experience for URMC, Megan Lytle, said the effort is to let people know they’re in a safe space and an inclusive environment.


Lytle also said the effort works to help those in the community who may be afraid to seek out medical care with their history, and by showing the use of pronouns and efforts of inclusion, it opens the door for people to be more forthcoming.

Lytle said it worked as an educational tool as well, for those who were asking why the use of pronouns were important.

The event also had pride stickers, resource sheets, and cookies to celebrate.

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